If you’re my regular reader, then you might know my dynamic blogging activities like regular posting on my various blogs, replying comments and social participation. Not only these, I need to take care of my day job and family as well. So bloggers are wondering with my blogging actions and feels desirous too.
Recently, I came across many bloggers who greatly suffered from “Blogging burnout”. Are you questioning me “What is blogging burnout?” . Let me tell you in detail and will give simple cures for it.
What is blogging burnout?
Blogging burnout is nothing but the loss of interest in updating the blog. This might happen if you spend too much time for blogging which in turn affect your normal day-to-day activities. So, it would finally result in overwhelming and stressful life.
Do you feel that you’ve fallen out of love with blogging? Or, do you used to say “No, I can’t do this blogging stuff today, now a days? Then I would say that you’ve been suffering from blogging burnout”.
Don’t panic. It happens to all bloggers and even I faced this issue in some months back. Blogging burnout might happen if you’ll get married, if you go on vacation, you met with an accident or if you’re on maternity period. So here are some ways to beat the blogging burnout.
Simple ways to cure blogging burnout
Some cures worked well for me to avoid blogging burnout. They are:-
1. Do exercise
Doing regular exercise is a good remedy for blogging burnout. It takes your mind away from the work and let you to get a new blogging approach. Moreover, it relieves stress and prevents weight gain. So I do walk for 30 minutes daily.
2. Practice to read a lot
Stop writing all the times and make frequent visits to your favorite blogs to read some interesting materials. This would help you to get escape from writer’s block as the more you read the more you could write. Also, have a look at the work of your competitors and if you like their efforts, do the same in your style. I do follow my favorite blogs and work out in my style.
3. Write when your energy is high
This is the significant cure of blogging burnout. Yeah, if you started to write when your energy is high, I am sure that you’ll make viral blog posts. I experienced this before and I used to write blog posts during night-time.
4. Estimate your ability and set goals
If you’re a full-time employee like me, spending 15 -20 hrs per week for blogging is reasonable to avoid blogging breakout. I met few bloggers with unrealistic deadlines which is the main cause of blogging failure. So it would be better to estimate your ability and set goals according to that. Don’t stick to strict schedule as it may frighten you. I am following some blogging strategies which assists me to do an enhanced blogging.
5. Reduce your social media activities
I do agree that social presence is essential for bloggers but I would say that it is the main distraction medium which would disturb the writing work of a blogger. So as I said early, when you feel fresh, finish writing the blog posts and limit your time on social networks. Usually, I sign out from my social profiles when I started to write.
6. Love something other than blogging
Every blogger loves blogging, even I too. But I am advising you to have alternative interests other than blogging. Yes, if you’re fascinated in blogging alone, then you’ll be obsessed with it which would make your life tedious. So I got practiced to involve myself in entertainment activities.
7. Practice to take breaks
Taking consistent breaks would improve your mental focus. If you work continuously, then I am sure you’ll run out of ideas and loss your self-esteem. So avoid publishing daily blog posts and practice to take breaks to evade blogging burnout. I became quite preoccupied with blogging in my earlier days, but I realized my mistake and I get time for myself these days which keeps me going well in blogging.
8. Save ideas in draft
Blogging burnout may happen to any blogger at any time. So it would be a good tactic to save ideas in draft. It could be done if you got inspired with some blog posts and write what you understand from that. Do some tinkering works to those ideas by adding some new related information and make it as valuable blog posts. This is my familiar method which helps me to maintain my consistency in blogging.
9. Form a motivating community
Forming a motivating community for your blog would help to break the blogging burnout. Surely, if you’ve a group of inspiring people around you, they will motivate you when you need reassurance. Sharing stories and experiences with inspiring people would boost your energy level. So don’t stay isolated; I have an exciting community for my blogs and it helps me a lot.
10. Be creative and don’t multitask
You might be well aware of the fact that doing multiple works at a time would decrease the productivity and it is the main cause of blogging burnout. Focus on one task at a time and move on to the next work to progress your efficiency. Be creative to beat the blogging burnout with your smart work.
Most of the bloggers think that if they don’t work around the clock, it will impact the growth of their blog. I would say that it is wrong! Because blogging needs respite than hard work. Spending all your time in blogging would let you to experience blogging burnout and so it is good to take time for yourself. Do some enjoyable things other than blogging and advance the ways to create new ideas.
What inspired you in the earlier days of blogging? Try to keep that in mind for future blogging too. I know that you’re great at blogging and so you’re here. I wish that you should not beat yourself with a bad day/week. So follow the above discussed blogging burnout cures, stay active forever.
What do you think about blogging burnout? Have you experience it before? Do I miss any essential cure to beat blogging burnout? If so, let me know through your comment so that it would help other bloggers to learn from your experience.